The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Almond, with the Rev. Brian Roehrborn officiating. Burial will be in Almond Village Cemetery.
The family has requested memorials to St. John Lutheran Church.
Hardell-Holly Funeral Home in Almond assisted the family. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Pagel was born April 20, 1925, in Almond, a daughter of the late Ralph and Lauretta Miner. After graduating from Almond High School, she attended Central State College in Stevens Point (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) with a desire to major in music. While in college, she was a member of the Tau Gamma Beta sorority and played clarinet in the band.
She worked for a short time for Cutler Hammer in Milwaukee and the First National Bank in Madison.
She was married to Merle Pagel on Nov. 22, 1945, in Almond.
They lived in Almond and raised their family.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Almond. As a member of the church, she sang in and directed the choir and was also a member of the Ladies Aid. For several years, she sang with both the Stevens Point and Waupaca Sweet Adelines.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Cheryl (Larry) Ammel, Kewaskum; two sons, Arthur (Carmen) and Jon (Mary), both of Almond; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gwen Molski and Juanita Tomczak; one brother, James Miner; and one grandchild.